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photo of Joel Smoller
A conference in honor of Joel Smoller on his 70th Birthday


Stanford University

April 29 – May 1, 2006

photo of Joel Smoller

PARTICIPANTS   Alberto Bressan (Penn State University)
ACCOMMODATIONS   Felix Finster (University of Regensburg, Germany)
GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE   James Glimm (Stony Brook University)
BANQUET   Peter Lax (Courant Institute/New York University)
CONFERENCE LOCATION   Richard Schoen (Stanford University)
Sloan Mathematics Center, Building 380
  Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
Saturday & Sunday (4/29 & 4/30)   Joel Smoller (University of Michigan)
Mitchell Building Monday (5/1)
Robert Gardner (University of Massachusetts)   Conference Coordination and Web site—
David Hoff (Indiana University)      Pat Cahill (cahill "at"
Tai-Ping Liu (Stanford University)  
Blake Temple (UC-Davis)  
Zhouping Xin (Chinese University of Hong Kong)   Printable poster

Invited Speakers & Participants

  • Alberto Bressan (Penn State University)
  • Gui-Qiang Chen (Northwestern University)
  • Joe Conlon (University of Michigan)
  • Volker Elling (Brown University)
  • Paul Federbush (University of Michigan)
  • Razvan Fetecau (Stanford University)
  • Felix Finster (University of Regensburg, Germany)
  • Xabier Garaizar (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)
  • Robert Gardner (University of Massachusetts)
  • James Glimm (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
  • James Greenberg (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Seungyeal Ha (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • David Hoff (Indiana University)
  • John Hunter (University of California, Davis)
  • Thomas Hou (California Institute of Technology)
  • Kris Jenssen (Penn State University)
  • Shi Jin (University of Wisconsin)
  • Niky Kamran (McGill University, Canada)
  • Barbara Lee Keyfitz (University of Houston)
  • Peter Lax (Courant Institute/New York University)
  • Ho Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • Ming-Yi Lee (Stanford University)
  • Doron Levy (Stanford University)
  • David Li (Citigroup)
  • Tianhong Li (Stanford University)
  • Tong Li (University of Iowa)
  • Tai-Ping Liu (Stanford University)
  • Tao Luo (Georgetown University)
  • Gregory Lyng (University of Wyoming)
  • Shinya Nishibata (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Ronghua Pan (Georgia Intitute of Technology)
  • Richard Schoen (Stanford University)
  • Marshall Slemrod (University of Wisconsin)
  • Joel Smoller (University of Michigan)
  • Alexander Sotirov (Stanford University)
  • Eitan Tadmor (CSCAMM, University of Maryland)
  • Blake Temple (University of California, Davis)
  • Eugene Tsyganov (North Carolina State University)
  • Zeke K. Vogel (University of California, Davis)
  • David Wagner (University of Houston)
  • Brian Wissman (University of California, Davis)
  • Tong Yang (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Shing-Tung Yau (Harvard University)
  • Robin Young (University of Massachusetts)
  • Shih-Hsien Yu (City University of Hong Kong)
  • Seok Bae Yun (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Yanni Zeng (University of Alabama)
  • Yong Zhou (East China Normal University)
  • Kevin Zumbrun (Indiana University)

Featured speakers indicated in blue.


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The accommodations web sites have been closed. If you have not yet made a reservation for your visit, please contact Pat Cahill.

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Getting to the Conference

If, for some reason, you don't want to rent a car or take a cab or shuttle, you can get to Palo Alto from the San Francisco Airport by train. You will first need to take a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train from the airport to the Millbrae train station (BART schedule here) and then catch a CalTrain southbound to Palo Alto (train schedule here). Please note that, although the combined fares for this method of transportation are considerably lower than the alternatives, the convenience is also considerably lower.

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We are pleased to announce that a banquet in honor of Joel's birthday will be held on Saturday, April 29, at the Palo Alto Westin hotel. Spouses, family, and friends are all welcome. The cost is $50 for general and $20 for student attendance.

Please contact Pat Cahill no later than Tuesday, April 25th, with your reservation and choice of entrée: Marinated & Grilled Free-range Chicken Breast or Pasta Primavera (the default is chicken).

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